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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Is it safe to take baby off medication if his seizures stop?

Is it safe to take baby off medication if his seizures stop?

No: Medications should not be discontinued without consulting your neurologist first. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Effexor (venlafaxine) with epilepsy medication (epilem), im worried its going to worsen my seizures?

Is it safe to take Effexor (venlafaxine) with epilepsy medication (epilem), im worried its going to worsen my seizures?

Yes.: There is data that Effexor can slightly lower the seizure threshold slightly in the general population. In those with epilepsy antidepressants with serotonergic function can actually raise the seizure threshold. The most recent literature clearly states venlafaxine is safe in those with epilepsy: http://www.Sciencedirect.Com/science/article/pii/s0014299911009526. The xr form may be safer still. ...Read more

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Hi, my father is epileptic (70 years old). He hasn't had a seizure in 15 years but takes medication for it. Is it safe for him to take Rhodiola, Magnolia and Gentiana to deal with stress ?

Hi, my father is epileptic (70 years old). He hasn't had a seizure in 15 years but takes medication for it. Is it safe for him to take Rhodiola, Magnolia and Gentiana to deal with stress ?

May stop: if no seizure in 2 years, may consider to stop medications after consultation with his physician. There is no scientific evidence that Rhodiola, Magnolia and Gentiana or other similar products will help to deal with stress ...Read more

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Im on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?

Im on Suboxone can I take Fastin (phentermine) which is phenylethylamine. Is it safe. Its a weight medication?

Combo is safe: You can safely take Fastin (phentermine) and Suboxone but there are much better, more effective and safer weight loss drugs then Fastin (phentermine). It is also safe to follow a diet and increase your exercise while taking Suboxone. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline 50mg at night time and Phentermine 15 mg in am. Are these two medications safe to take at these times?

My doctor prescribed me Amitriptyline 50mg at night time and Phentermine 15 mg in am. Are these two medications safe to  take at these times?

Why amitriptyline?: I'm curious why this was prescribed since it causes drowsiness with other known side effects opposite of phentarmine. I'm assuming it's for depression in this particular case. Please review further of your medication with your doctor. ...Read more

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If i ran out of my seizure medication and had to just stop taking it due to running out when i get it do I take it like i was before?

See below: Don't wait, either call your doctor to renew the medication or go the the emergency room of your local hospital. Either way, it is much better to continue taking medication on a regular basis and not having seizures than possibly being admiited to the hospital because you had a seizure on the street. Or sidewalk and injured yourself. If you go to the ed bring your medication bottle. ...Read more

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What can you do if you accidentally take too much seizure medication?

What can you do if you accidentally take too much seizure medication?

Might need to delay : You might need to delay a dose. Generally, you should get some input from your neurologist. ...Read more

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If I continue to take my seizure medication, will my baby be affected?

If I continue to take my seizure medication, will my baby be affected?

Talk to your doctor: What medication are you taking? Some seizure medications are not recommended during pregnancy but it is also harmful to your baby if you have a seizure. You need to balance the risk and benefit, talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read more

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I have venous angioma, i take valparin 1 pill and eptoin 2 pills) every night. I had my last seizure before 8 years.Should i continue my medication?

I have venous angioma, i take valparin 1 pill and eptoin 2 pills) every night. I had my last seizure before 8 years.Should i continue my medication?

RISK ANALYSIS: It is possible that you could be stable enough at this point to consider modifying your medication, but when tapering an epilepsy drug, there is risk of withdrawal seizure even when done properly. If you do wish to proceed, first make sure your physical exam is normal, and an eeg also normal, then slowly taper one drug only, with close doctor followup. Do over at least 3-4 month period. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop an anti seizure medication after only a week?

Is it safe to stop an anti seizure medication after only a week?

Consult your doctor : Before stopping any medications. Without knowing the cause of your seizure, or your risk factors really can't say. ...Read more

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Are there any relaxants that I can take while on a anti-seizure medication?

Are there any relaxants that I can take while on a anti-seizure medication?

Seizures relaxants: Some relaxants can be used in combination as an anti-epileptic with seizure meds, as klonopin, (clonazepam) ativan. Your doc can guide you further. ...Read more

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Which cough and allergy medications can people who've had seizures not take?

Which cough and allergy medications can people who've had seizures not take?

Decongestants: Oral decongestants can be stimulating to the brain and can trigger seizures, these are to be avoided. Otherwise second generation antihistamines and nasal sprays are generally safe to take. ...Read more

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Would you take anti-seizure medication if you knew you did not have seizures anymore?

Would you take anti-seizure medication if you knew you did not have seizures anymore?

Maybe: Weaning off meds after a long seizure free period should be done under the supervision of your doctor. Remember that just because meds control your condition does not mean it is cured. ...Read more

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Do seizure medications treat trigeminal sensory pain or just alleviate pain? if they are a treatment, how long do I need to take them?

Trigeminal pain. : Typically, these medications are used to treat the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia by calming the nerve down and reducing the amount of pain signals generated by the nerve. Patients will typically remain on the medication as long as they have symptoms. You may want to consult a neurosurgeon to discuss potential surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia if the medication is not working for you. ...Read more

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Why would I need to take seizure medications after a surgery to remove a malignant tumor?

Prevent seizures: If you have previously had a seizure because of your tumor, you will need to take seizure meds for a while. If you have not previously seized, then the meds are simply used as a precaution to prevent future seizures. The use of prophylactic seizure meds is currently being studies and mildly controversial. I personally do use seizure meds in all my malignant brain tumor patients. ...Read more

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I have had 2 gran mal seizures. My EEG results were said to be "mildly abnormal." 5 medications i take can provoke seizures. What should I do?

Ask your neurologist: This is a common problem. I would ask yoiur primary care physician and or the one prescribing your medication to be in touch with your neurologist. They may be able to identify alternatives to what yoiu are taking to reduce your risk of medication related seizures. ...Read more

Dr. Gail Altschuler
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Phentermine (Definition)

Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more